May 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
, the man who commanded american forces, became two-term president of the united states and the for some reason the los angeles press corps was paralyzed in place. so i stepped forward and i began asking questions of what i called, general eisenhower. i didn't call him the president because, to me had always been a general. we had really good exchange. and in which he said he wanted reagan to run as a favorite son in six at this it. -- '68. you thought that with be good for the party around good for the country. that was in his own way a shot at rich richard nixon. >> guest: boom, you write, one minute ike and man in gray flannel suit in the lonely crowd and next minute, tune on, tune in, drop out, time for we shall overcome and burn baby burn. while americans were walking on the moon, americans were dying in vietnam. there were assassinations and riots. jackie kennedy became jackie o. ty e-die shirts rpt martin luther king, jr. george wallace, tom hayden and. mick jagger and wayne newton. well you get the idea, boom. >> guest: i don't want to overstate this seldom in our recent his
May 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
has got the united states flag with a swastika over it and the suns as i am going to canada. and won't fight. this is someone else's war and when he turns to get help from his wife she is standing at the kitchen stove saying to him ok, big guy, how come i am the only one in the house to cook meals or those dishes anymore. it was that kind of 180 from how a lot of that generation had been raised and what they were experiencing in their own families. >> host: one "boom!: talking about the sixties--what happened, how it shaped today, lessons for tomorrow". as a reporter and was fascinated by what was passed spending but not tempted to dive into that pool. my ambition for counter to the counterculture. i let my hair grow long and abandoned by straighter wardrobe on weekends i always felt i were at a costume just playing a role. >> it was intriguing. you could do things you never expected to do. for example some experimentation on weekends with marijuana. i was being raised, that was the devil weed. there privies kinds of horror films about one hit on a marijuana weed would do to you.